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10 October 2008


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Thousands Illegally Purged from Voter Rolls -- Thanks to improper implementation of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, thousands of American citizens may have been disenfranchised in several states. Although the reports say the purge has not been directed at any particular party, it is damaging to democracy if a citizen is denied a ballot without legal justification (mental incompetence for example). With less than four weeks before polling day, the problem is unlikely to be corrected in time.

Elections in Ukraine to be Held December 7 -- In America, December 7 will be Pearl Harbor Day, while in the Ukraine, it will be polling day. The coincidence is unintentional, but nevertheless, apt. Ukraine has come to a fork in the road, and whichever way it goes, a large portion of its population will hate it.

Illinois Sheriff Suspends Evictions -- Sheriff Thomas J. Dart made himself a hero on Wednesday by doing the right thing. It’s his job to evict people from foreclosed homes, and lately, he’s been evicting renters whose landlords have lost the property they rent. As of Wednesday in Cook County Illinois (Chicago and environs), he’s halting eviction actions.

French Writer Wins Nobel in Literature -- The Nobel people have awarded this year’s prize for literature to France’s Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio. The Swedish Academy said he is an “author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization.” The author said he felt "some kind of incredulity, and then some kind of awe, and then some kind of joy and mirth.” It is well-deserved.

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